skeeter

noun (1)
skee·​ter | \ ˈskē-tər How to pronounce skeeter (audio) \

Definition of skeeter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : mosquito
2 : an iceboat 16 feet (5 meters) or more in length having a single sail

skeeter

noun (2)
skeet·​er | \ ˈskē-tər How to pronounce skeeter (audio) \

Definition of skeeter (Entry 2 of 2)

: a skeet shooter

First Known Use of skeeter

Noun (1)

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skeeter

Noun (1)

by shortening & alteration

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“Skeeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeeter. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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